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New app keeps UL students safe

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We're always told to stay in groups but a lot of times, students find themselves walking to and from places alone. But, a new app is now available for UL students. One that virtually makes sure you get home safe. It's called "Rave Guardian" and it features, a virtual escort set on a timer a panic button and a tips line.

The panic button will notify University Police or 911 in the case of an emergency, as for the virtual escort. Users can set a destination, a timer, and designate guardians be that a roommate or even the police and when you reach your end point, you simply turn off the timer.

If you fail to turn off the timer, the guardian is immediately notified. And the proper steps can be taken from there.

University police captain Charles Gisclair says; "When they're alone, it gives them somebody to watch over them. It doesn't have to be police it can be your mom or dad."

The app is already available on certain types of smartphones and is free for students and faculty.

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